Health Professionals Special Interest Group
Chair: Ruth Hagestuen, RN, MA
Co-Chairs: Patrick Browne, RGN, RNP, BNS, BSc, MHSc and Victor McConvey, RN, MACN
To establish within the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society an international interdisciplinary network of professionals in counseling, nursing, rehabilitation and genetics, who enrich and broaden the scope of care, management and research initiatives in Movement Disorders.
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Interdisciplinary Care Specialties
Message from the Editor
Health Professionals Set Sights on International Congress
By Mariella Graziano
The Health Professionals (Non-Physician) Special Interest Group is proud of their achievements in 2013 and are preparing for the new challenges and opportunities in 2014. Read more
News for Health Professionals
2nd Allied Health Professional Movement Disorder School held in Portugal
The 2nd Annual Allied Health Professional Summer School "Physiotherapy for People with Parkinson’s," was held in Torres Vedras (Lisbon), Portugal on September 25-27, 2014. This school was developed in 2013 to further increase Parkinson-specific expertise among physiotherapists throughout Europe, through interactions with experts in the field and each other. Read More | Course Program
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Hundreds Attend European Unity Walk in Luxembourg
The 2nd European Unity Walk took part in Luxembourg. A day marked by unity and public awareness, attendees included more than 700 people with Parkinson's, their families, friends, and carers.
Watch a video of the event
Movement Disorders Book Reviews
The MDS Health Professionals Special Interest Group is pleased to share book reviews of Movement Disorders publications pertaining to health professionals:
How to Live Well with Parkinson's Disease: Advice from a Physical Therapist by Miriam P. Boelen, PT. Reviewed by Clynton Correa, PT, MSc, PhD, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rehabilitation in Movement Disorders by Robert Iansek and Meg E. Morris. Reviewed by Victor McConvey- RN MACN, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Health Information Team Manager, Parkinson’s Victoria Melbourne, Australia
As a Health Professional (Non-Physician), you may become a member of MDS for a joining fee of $100/$175* U.S. annually.
Membership applies to nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, dieticians, genetic counselors, sexologists, and social workers.
* Health Professional Members may choose to add the print subscription of Movement Disorders for an additional fee.